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Courtship, Romance and Forbidden Love in the 20th Century

Fri 14 June 2019, 6pm
Running Time: 1 hour

Zoe Strimpel will discuss the dos and don’ts of dating in the 1900s, offering historical context to the relationships in Rutherford and Son. She will chart the journey of love and lovers over a century of unprecedented sexual change, from the rigidly codified romantic landscape of the early 20th century to the rise of the option-rich 'single' in the 1970s to the new freedoms that came to define intimate life as the century came to a close.

Dr Zoe Strimpel is a historian of gender and relationships in modern Britain. She is the author of two indispensable books about dating and gender, and a forthcoming academic book about the matchmaking industry and the rise of singleness in late 20th century Britain (Bloomsbury 2020). Zoe writes a flagship column for the Sunday Telegraph, and very much enjoys her frequent appearances on radio and TV to discuss the mysteries and riddles of modern dating.

Tickets £7 (Concessions £5)

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